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Novi Sad isn't nicknamed the 'Athens of Serbia' for nothing: its history as a vibrant, creative city continues today in its established galleries, alternative music scene and a vibe that's generally more liberal than that of other Serbian cities. Novi Sad is 2019’s European Youth Capital, and in 2021, it will become the first non-EU city to spend a year with the prestigious title of European Capital of Culture.


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$57.54 Day Trips & Excursions

Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci Day Trip from Belgrade

Depart from Belgrade at 9 am and proceed to picturesque Fruška Gora, which represents a natural reserve and a sacred area that hosts 17 functioning monasteries of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Fruška Gora was a shelter for Serbian people during the Ottoman rule over Serbia, preserving heritage and historical legacy of the nation. The tour will then continue in Sremski Karlovci which is located at the bottom of Fruška Gora, and presents a real gem of Serbian culture and spirituality. It's a real 'museum town' featuring sites such as a Baroque city center, Patriarchy, Cathedral of Saint Nicolas and Catholic Church of Saint Trinity, also the first Serbian gymnasium built in 1881, and the Library of Karlovac gymnasium. It's also famous for wine production and the annual festival 'Wineball'. Next visit one of the traditional wineries and try locally produced wine made of traditional sorts of grape! Our next stop is Petrovaradin, where the Fortress is located. It was built of medieval fortification foundation by Austrians in the 17th and 18th century in order to defend themselves from Turks. The Fortress is sometimes called 'Danube's Gibraltar' for its strategic position. Nowadays the Fortress is famous for one of the most prestigious music festivals EXIT.You then proceed to the left bank of Novi Sad, capital of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. Thanks to its geographical position, Novi Sad used to border between two Empires – Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman -- and in 1748 Queen Maria Theresa proclaimed Novi Sad 'free royal city' Neoplanta. Melting pot of different nations and ethnic groups, Novi Sad with its 250,000 population is a real multicultural ambient and an example of true modern European metropolis. Tour in Novi Sad is a walking tour in the center of the city. You'll see Dunavska and Zmaj Jovina Street that compose city's pedestrian zone, the City Hall, Catholic Church, old city center, house of Albert Einstein's wife Mileva, cultural foundation Matica Srpska, Synagogue and city beach Štrand. Upon the sightseeing seize the free time in the city and try local cuisine in a traditional Vojvodina restaurant (optional).After discovering Novi Sad, you will be driven back to Belgrade. 

$99.82 Day Trips & Excursions

Monday group tour to Fruska gora and Novi Sad

This tour is a scheduled group tour which operates only on Mondays, all year round. Slopes of Fruska Gora and Sremski Karlovci, together with Novi Sad are significant places for Serbia’s history, culture and national heritage. For number of visitors of Serbia these places are „a must“, and there is a firm reason for each of them. For some it’s a place of spirituality thanks to eighteen living monasteries, for others it’s a region of wine with more than 60 wineries and for some it`s just a place of beautiful nature. Our first stop, monastery Krusedol, a XVI century monastery which is considered for most beautiful monastery of Fruska Gora, and certainly with most important role of its time. It was a seat of diocese of Srem, which was later transferred to our next point, Sremski Karlovci. Relics of members of the founding family are placed inside of the church and many Serbia's important people are buried in the church as well, if you want to learn more in details, don't be shy to ask your guide.After monastery we drive on to Sremski Karlovci, town which is significant in many things, but for Europe in particularly, in 1699 in Sremski Karlovci Karlovac treaty was signed, when Ottoman Turks were prevented to advance further to West Europe. The venue was Chapel of peace which is one of the places we will visit in this great town. In the town center there are few beautiful places to visit: Four lions fountain, Treasury of Patriarchy residence, St. Nicola’s orthodox cathedral… From Sremski Karlovci we drive on to Petrovaradin fortress which overlooks Novi Sad from a cliff above Danube. This fortress is called Gibraltar of the Danube and it took 88 years to be finished. Today it’s a place for leisure and culture, if you find yourself here in the beginning of July you can enjoy Exit music festival which is one of the best know European music festivals.We are crossing the river from Petrovaradin and getting in Novi Sad, second biggest Serbian city and administrative center of Vojvodina region. Novi Sad and its people are always considered a bit different from the rest of people in Serbia, we’ll try to show you what is the reason…And when we finish with sightseeing, culture and history we are stopping at one special place, to our friends household which is a family owned wine cellar. Here we’ll have a wine and rakija tasting and homemade lunch. In Fruska Gora you must try Bermet, local wine with world fame. During winter months wine cellar doesn't operate. Lunch will be organized in a local restaurant in Novi Sad.After wine tasting and lunch we are ready to return to Belgrade, it’s only an hour drive.

$29.36 Cultural & Theme Tours

Down and Around the Danube with Viminacium Tour

We start from Novi Sad at 7:00 and from Belgrade at 8.30 am and after an hour’s drive reach Smederevo whose huge fortress has been the last medieval capital of Serbia. Nowadays the fortress is one of the largest on the Danube and among the most important in Serbia.After the visit we head for Kostolac where we will visit the archeological site of Viminacium, once an important Roman town, the capital of the province of Upper Moesia. Apart from the ruins and ancient tombs we will also see the skeletons of many mammoths found during the excavation.   Our journey continues to Srebrno Jezero Lake where we will have free time that you can use for lunch in one of the local restaurants, a swim in the lake or both.After the break we drive to the castle of Ram. Following our visit we will cross the Danube by a ferryboat. On the other side, next to the tiny village of Stara Palanka we see the confluence of Nera into the Danube together with Labudovo Okno ornithological reserve. Next we will drive on the southern fringes of Deliblatska Peščara sands, once a real desert shaped by winds and today partially tamed by forestification, a habitat for many rare animal and plant species. Our last break will be with a family that left Belgrade to enjoy the peace and wilderness of the sands. Return to Belgrade in the evening hours. Transfer A van or a mini bus with up to 30 seats. Passengers traveling from Novi Sad need to pay additional 750 RSD/7 eur. Minimal number of persons starting from Novi Sad is 10. Activities: Visit to Smederevo fortress Visit to Viminacium archeological site Walk and free time on Srebrno Jezero Lake Visit to Ram fortress Crossing the Danube on a ferryboat Drive through Deliblatska Peščara sands A visit to a family living in Deliblatska Peščara Included in price Transportation with a tourist class bus with up to 30 seats - for sheduled tour Licensed tourist guide Crossing the Danube on a ferryboat All entrance tickets Not included in price Lunch or drinks Individual passenger expenses

$34.05 Cultural & Theme Tours

Topola and Oplenac one day in Sumadija

The tour starts from Novi Sad at 8 am from the parking lot in front of Hotel Sajam, while we will pick up our guests from Belgrade at 9.30.Arriving to the town of Topola we first visit the Karadjordjev Grad fort where the museum and the modest old church are situated. Here we will learn about the town’s importance in Serbian history and see the remains from the time of the First Serbian Insurrection against the Ottomans (1804-13). In the church we will see the splendid iconostasis with its meticulous carvings.Atop the forested Oplenac hill sits one of the nicest sights in the whole of Serbia – the mausoleum church of the Karadjordjević royal house. From the outside the five-domed church is covered in shiny white marble while inside of it visitors admire hundreds of scenes done in mosaics, all of them copies from medieval Serbian monasteries. In its crypt we will see more mosaics as well as graves of 25 members of the Karadjordjević dynasty.Next door is the house of king Petar I, today a part of the museum with royal portraits and interesting historical items.After that we will have wine tasting at the Royal Winery.  After wine tasting we will visit the cave of Risovaca. Long years of research in the Risovaca cave revealed a large number of fossilized bones and teeth of numerous animal species that during the last ice age lived on the steps around Risovaca.After this we head for our lunch. Karadjordjev Vajat is an ethno-restaurant located in the historic village of Orašac, where the 1804 insurrection started.  After our lunch we will visit Karadjordje’s monument, see the memorial village school as well as the Marićevićа Jaruga gully where the insurrectionists gathered.We will return to Belgrade and then to Novi Sad in the evening hours.For scheduled tours in Belgrade departure is from parking across Flea Market (Novi Beograd) and from Novi Sad departure is from parking in front of hotel Sajam.Activitiesvisit to Topola (Karadjordjev grad fort and mausoleum church)visit to the Church of St George on Oplenac Hillvisit to the Royal CompoundWine tasting at the Royal WineryVisit to the cave of RisovačaLunch at Karadjordjev vajatMaricevica Jaruga and the memorial complex OrašacIncluded in price • Transfer according to the program • A licensed tourist guide • Lunch • Entry tickets to Orašac (150 RSD) • Entry tickets to the Royal Compound (400 RSD) • Wine tasting in a Royal Winery • Entry tickets to Risovaca cave • Organizational costs Not included in price • Drinks during lunch • Individual costs

$94.24 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer: From Belgrade to Novi Sad and Back

Our English speaking driver will meet and greet you at your address in Belgrade or in the arrival hall of Belgrade International airport, help you with the luggage and provide transportation to your accommodation address in Novi Sad or surroundings. This is the optimal, safe and reliable way to have comfortable transfer to your hotel at an affordable price. Indulge yourself with relaxing and pleasant welcoming experience. You will also avoid the crowds and queues for taxis. Your safety is our priority and all our drivers are professionals, our vehicles well maintained and clean. No guiding services included. Duration: approx. 75 - 90 min (depending on the highway traffic and hotel location).

$14.09 Private & Custom Tours

Private tour from Belgrade to Novi Sad

NOVI SAD CITY CENTEROur driver would leave you at the very center of the city (the entrance to a large pedestrian zone.) You will soon arrive at beautiful Roman Catholic parish church of St. Mary, which would be your landmark, so that you would not be lost when visiting charming streets of Novi Sad filled with pleasant cafes and charming pubs. The estimated time for the tour in the center is about 2-3 hours.TOUR OPTIONS Petrovaradin Fortress( 1hour)Kovilj monastery(1/2 hours)Sremski Karlovci(1 hour)Indjija fashion shopping outlet park(1 hour)DRIVING TIME FROM BELGRADE TO NOVI SAD IS ABOUT 80min comfortable carfree WIFI Novi Sad is a city on the Danube river bank, founded in 1694, and was long considered the center of Serbian culture. Today, Novi Sad is the economic, cultural, university center of the northern part of Serbia - Vojvodina. Since this part of Serbia was under the Austro-Hungarian occupation during long time in history, and because of the fact that there is a large number of national minorities in Novi Sad, it adorns a unique charm that can be noticed in the very architecture of the buildings in the town center.